Marcus Rashford set to be sidelined as Man United boss Mourinho looks to trim squad

Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford is set to have a period warming the Manchester United bench as Jose Mourinho looks to trim his squad ahead of the new season, according to the Daily Mail.

The new Portuguese boss at Old Trafford has been known in the past to trim his squad down to it’s bare minimum, and cast off any players he feels are not needed for his title push this campaign, and according to reports, it looks like Marcus Rashford does not feature in Mourinho’s primary plans in his starting XI.

In the report, the Mail has included the youngster in a category called ‘on the sidelines’.

It suggests there is serious doubt from both Mourinho and his backroom staff that he will be able to make a significant impact on the side this season, despite his amazing breakthrough season under former manager Louis van Gaal.

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Despite the player’s first team opportunities being severely limited by the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan arriving at the club, many believe that Rashford’s future at Old Trafford, and will have the chance to impress the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager in training.

However, Rashford isn’t the only United player that Mourinho has warned will not playing consistently

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian have all been told they can leave the club this summer, while Juan Mata, Memphis Depay, Adnan Januzaj and Ashley Young have been told they are unlikely to feature regularly this season.

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